On March 2, 2021, the International Conference “Turkmenistan and the United Nations: Cooperation for Peace and Trust” on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s UN membership, was held in the premises of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
The Conference was attended by the heads and representatives of the ministries and agencies of the country, heads of the diplomatic missions and representative offices of the international organizations working in Turkmenistan, rectors of the higher educational institutions, as well as heads and representatives of media. Heads and representatives of the UN specialized agencies also participated to the conference by means of videoconferencing.
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Head of Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia Natalia Gherman read out the Message of the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to the participants of the International Conference “Turkmenistan and the United Nations: Cooperation for Peace and Trust” on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s UN membership.
The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in his message noted that «he is pleased to congratulate Turkmenistan on the 29th anniversary of the country’s membership to the United Nations. Turkmenistan is a valued Member State, and plays a proactive and constructive role in furthering the goals of the Organization, including through driving regional and international cooperation and promoting preventive diplomacy».
The Secretary-General also underlined that «Turkmenistan’s status of permanent neutrality, its continued hosting of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia, and its many initiatives at the UN General Assembly, including the General Assembly resolution declaring 2021 as the International year of peace and trust, are all valuable contributions to our common search for peace, security and prosperity. I thank Turkmenistan for its continued efforts and convey my congratulations on this anniversary».